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To have a literate and productive society with well-grounded moral and ethical values.


To enhance the system that will deliver relevant and inclusive quality education to all Basotho effectively, efficiently and equitably.


The Ministry of Education and Training in striving to attain her Mission and Vision shall be guided by the following core values and principles: • Integrity. • Responsiveness. • Innovativeness. • Public accountability. • Commitment to high quality services.

Curriculum and Assessment Symposium

The Ministry holds a Curriculum and Assessment Symposium


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Curriculum and Assessment Symposium

The Ministry holds a Curriculum and Assessment Symposium

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Primary Schools


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Our Departments

Early Childhood and Care Unit

The Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD) is viewed as a time of immense growth and development, when the brain develops most rapidly; a period when walking, talking, self-esteem, vision of the world and moral foundations are created within a child. Care, as an element of Integrated Ear ...

Primary Education

Free Primary Education

Lesotho has made substantial gains in education service delivery with the introduction of Free Primary Education (FPE) on a phased basis between 2000 and 2006. In 2010, the Government of Lesotho further improved Free Primary Education initiative by introducing F ...

Secondary Education

In Lesotho, Secondary Education is a five-year school system; with the first three (Upper Basic Education or Junior Secondary) years of schooling leading to the attainment of Junior Certificate (JC) and the last two (Senior Secondary) years of schooling leading to the attainment of Lesotho Ge ...

Tertiary Education

Lesotho’s tertiary education institutions offer varying levels of training. Tertiary Education is instrumental in fostering growth, reducing poverty and boosting shared prosperity. It benefits not just the individual, but the entire educational system

Tertiary education refers t ...

Teaching Service Department (TSD)

Teaching Service Department under CEO TSD

Curriculum and Assessment


The curriculum and assessment sub sector is made up of several departments and units of the ministry. These are the National Curriculum Development Centre (NCDC), Lesotho Distance Teaching Centre (LDTC), Examinations Council of Lesotho (ECOL), School Supply Unit (SSU) and the Non-Formal Educa ...


TVET Department under Director TVET

Special Education Needs Unit

Special Education Needs Unit

Lesotho Distance Teaching Centre (LDTC)

Non Formal Education (NFE)

NFE is defined in Lesotho as ‘‘activities that are designed to provide the Basotho youth and adults with development information, knowledge and skills required for them to function effectively, efficiently and productively in the various sectors ...

The National Curriculum Development Centre (NCDC)

A nationally and internationally recognised institution that develops quality curriculum and instructional materials for pre-primary, primary and secondary education levels in Lesotho; offer consultancy services in designing and developing educational programmes and instructional materials an ...

Learner Welfare and Care Unit


Planning Unit


Statistics Unit

Statistics and EMIS Unit

Admin Section


Lesotho National Commission for UNESCO

UNESCO unit under Director General

Our Team

Honourable Minister

Prof. Ntoi Rapapa

Honourable Minister

Our Team

Principal Secretary

Our Team

Teaching Service Commission

Our Team

Senior Management

Prof. Ntoi Rapapa

Hon. Minister

Admin Section (+266) 22312686

Mr. Ratsiu Majara

Deputy Principal Secretary

Admin Section (+266) 22314981

Dr. Jone Marole

CEO Secondary

Secondary Education (+266) 22322868

Ms. Thuto Ntsekhe Mokhehle

CEO Primary

Primary Education (+266) 22324369

Dr. Makhube Ralenkoane

CEO Curriculum And Assessment

Curriculum and Assessment (+266) 22313348

Ms. Phaee Mariti


Teaching Service Department (TSD) (+266) 22311625

Ms. Molikuoa Sekhonyana

Chief Information Officer

Admin Section

Mr. Santi Mofoka

Director Legal Services

Admin Section

Ms. Lineo Mokitimi

Director Education Planning

Planning Unit (+266) 22311248

Ms. Mapoulo Masela

Director HR

Admin Section

Ms. Thato Mohale

Director Finance

Admin Section (+266) 22320201

Mrs. Mabafokeng Seala

Secretary General UNESCO Lesotho

Lesotho National Commission for UNESCO